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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Business Writing by University of Colorado Boulder

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About the Course

Writing well is one of the most important skills you can develop to be successful in the business world. Over seventy companies and thirty thousand students--from professional writers to new employees to non-native English speakers to seasoned executives--have used the techniques in Business Writing to power their ability to communicate and launch their ideas. This course will teach you how to apply the top ten principles of good business writing to your work, how to deploy simple tools to dramatically improve your writing, and how to execute organization, structure, and revision to communicate more masterfully than ever. From the very first lesson, you'll be able to apply your new learning immediately to your work and improve your writing today. Your ideas are powerful. Learn how to deliver them with the clarity and impact they deserve. "Thank you for giving me the knowledge I need in life. [Business Writing] was helpful, life changing, and has made a huge impact in my writing." -- Message from a Business Writing student The principles you'll learn in this course enable you to become a great business writer. They also provide the foundation for moving into Graphic Design and Successful Presentation, so that you can unleash your best professional self whenever--and however--you present your ideas in the workplace. This course can be taken for academic credit as part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Data Science (MS-DS) degree offered on the Coursera platform. The MS-DS is an interdisciplinary degree that brings together faculty from CU Boulder’s departments of Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Science, and others. With performance-based admissions and no application process, the MS-DS is ideal for individuals with a broad range of undergraduate education and/or professional experience in computer science, information science, mathematics, and statistics. Learn more about the MS-DS program at

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Nov 29, 2020






Jun 11, 2017

It was an exceptional course with lots to take away from. It taught basic building blocks of business writing and then built upon it which provided a great way to self learn the content of the course.

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By Anirudh R

Aug 7, 2017

A great course for anyone willing to be courteous to their colleagues and effective in conveying themselves.

By Ha N K

Jun 21, 2022

I love the way tutor guide each session. Practical examples help me to capture well how to improve writing.

By Deepesh Y

May 23, 2021

Very good course if you want to improve your Business writing which is essential for day to day activities.

By Geoffrey K

Mar 11, 2021

The course teaches critical business writing skills, editing and proofreading. I loved auditing the course.


Jan 6, 2021

Great skills to be picked on the different aspects of business writing. Definitely be of help in my career.

By Harry W

Aug 27, 2020

This course is elegant and efficient. The principles are valuable and easy to use. I recommend this course.

By vivek s

Oct 8, 2020

Its an eye-opener literally. I have started looking at my reading the writing in a different light. Thanks

By Ankur K

Jul 8, 2019

Course was well designed and informative. I really recommend this course to all professionals who wants to

By Nicolas I

Jan 16, 2018

Very concise and easy to follow. It gives simple but usefull tips on how to improve your business writing.

By Stef E

Jan 27, 2023

Business writing is a big part of my job and I learned many principles from that will help me improve it

By Njagi N

Nov 17, 2020

Great and very informative course with lecturers who made it easy for students to understand its content.

By Jolanta D

Oct 25, 2020

Clear step by step process of effective writing and editing steps, lots of practice, and engaging lector!

By Riya R J

Sep 16, 2020

Simple yet effective ways to write. I liked this course. Will recommend to all my friends. Happy Learning

By Vidya S

Sep 3, 2020

i learned to establish credibility, trustworthiness, and how each piece of writing must be well-written.

By Deleted A

May 11, 2022

All the tips are practical. Quentin's explanation was straightforward to understand. Thanks Colorado 😄

By Anastasija S

Jun 20, 2020

Much better than I expected. Very clear and concise instructions for better writing. I'm glad I took it!

By Gammadde H M R J

May 27, 2020

I must thankful to all the academics of this course to provide adequate knowledge in an interesting way!

By Siwanat S

Feb 1, 2020

This course is very easy to understand even for someone who does not speak English as a first language.

By Lei W

Aug 12, 2018

film quality videos, practical techniques, really helpful to my writing and self-confidence in many ways

By Ifeanyi S N O

Oct 24, 2021

To keep it short and simple, my confidence level in writing business letters just increased positively.

By Stephanie

Oct 7, 2019

Really enjoyed how easy it was to follow this course and how I didn't feel overwhelmed with the topics.

By George K

Oct 1, 2018

The course is amazing, easy to digest, and teaches the essentials of good business writing efficiently.

By Bhargav B

Oct 16, 2016

The course is well structured and helps to acquire writing skills in a effective way. It is fantastic.!

By Marco P

May 13, 2022

Simple and effective. This course targets some essential rules and mistakes we should all be aware of.

By Rui H

Jan 14, 2022

The course focus on the basics. As an ESL engineer. It helped me a lot in improve my tech doc writing.